Day 5 - Hod Sh’b Chesed: Presence within Love

Being where we are rather than where we think we should be or where we wish we could be

Cultivating the capacity to be patient with ourselves and others, knowing that we are all doing the best we can in each moment

Practice for today:

Notice experiences and encounters that open your heart as well as experiences and encounters that cause you to close down and turn away.

Practice noticing everything with non-judgmental awareness.

Practice noticing everything with gentleness and compassion.

In your abundant chesed (love), I will enter your house. I will lay myself down in awe. (Psalm 5:8)

Rabbi Yael Levy





The Omer teachings you see here and can receive as nightly email reminders by signing up for our mailing list, are taken from Rabbi Yael Levy's Omer guide, Journey through the Wilderness, which is available as a whole in print or as an ebook.

The daily teachings started on Tuesday, April 11 and continue to Shavuot, May 29. A Way In also invites you to join us for our annual retreat in the high desert of New Mexico for the last days of the Counting.

The practice as well as Rabbi Yael were featured recently on the Chai Haven Show on New Haven Independent radio, as well as in a 2015 New York Times article.

Each week of the Omer is associated with one of seven sefirot, manifestations of Divine attributes, that the Kabbalists associated with each week between Pesach and Shavuot.  

As part of your Omer practice, please consider making a donation in conjunction with a week of the Omer (and its attribute) that resonates for you. If you wish to make a gift in honor or in memory of someone, we will let them know of your gift with an inspirational card.


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